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Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-02-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11,414
Views: 1,408,387
Posted By wmcclain
Left town without leaving a forwarding address. ...

Left town without leaving a forwarding address.

-Bill
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   05-02-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 34
Posted By wmcclain
Welcome to AVSForum. DVDs have only about...

Welcome to AVSForum.

DVDs have only about 1/6 the image data of Blu-ray. And sometimes are poorly produced. There aren't any miracle treatments to turn standard definition video into high...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-02-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 197,521
Posted By wmcclain
Ford had a crew he used again and again so you...

Ford had a crew he used again and again so you see a lot of familiar faces.

He and Pedro Armendáriz had some sort of blow up while filming this one and did not work together again.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-02-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 21,158
Views: 1,674,184
Posted By wmcclain
If you are interested in Darbee processing, then...

If you are interested in Darbee processing, then consider the 103D as well.

The next development in home media is 4K Blu-ray, not yet deployed. OPPO has said they will not have a 4K player this...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-02-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11,414
Views: 1,408,387
Posted By wmcclain
No, none of those. They are not built into the...

No, none of those. They are not built into the current 103/105 series either.

The list of original native apps:


Netflix
Picasa Web Album
Film Fresh
VUDU
YouTube
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-01-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5,677
Views: 131,675
Posted By wmcclain
Well, I tried to sneak a western past you in the...

Well, I tried to sneak a western past you in the dark of night. Maybe next time.

Review: 3 Godfathers (1948).

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-01-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 197,521
Posted By wmcclain
3 Godfathers (1948)...

3 Godfathers (1948) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040064/), directed by John Ford.

Three bank robbers -- they're bad men but not bad men -- flee a crafty marshal into the desert and suffer...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-30-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5,677
Views: 131,675
Posted By wmcclain
Name that movie: Answer: 3...

Name that movie:

Answer:


3 Godfathers (1948)


http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=695266&stc=1&d=1430450591
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-30-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7,218
Views: 563,859
Posted By wmcclain
No, Source Direct by definition means no...

No, Source Direct by definition means no additional video processing.

But: you can use 480i for DVDs and 1080p24 for Blu-rays which means no scaling or deinterlacing for either.

Media files: it...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-30-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40,348
Views: 4,992,105
Posted By wmcclain
Perfectly fine. -Bill

Perfectly fine.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-30-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 40,348
Views: 4,992,105
Posted By wmcclain
Persistent Storage is not a problem -- until it's...

Persistent Storage is not a problem -- until it's a problem. I clear it constantly when testing firmware. If there were a "clear automatically" feature I'd use it.

But there is no reason to do so...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-29-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40,348
Views: 4,992,105
Posted By wmcclain
Before playing it? The box sometimes gives the...

Before playing it? The box sometimes gives the frame rate. Else, the on screen display shows it during playback.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-29-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5,677
Views: 131,675
Posted By wmcclain
Correct. We had her here before for Deja Vu,...

Correct.

We had her here before for Deja Vu, which is what I was really thinking of.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-29-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5,677
Views: 131,675
Posted By wmcclain
About two weeks ago I posted what I thought was a...

About two weeks ago I posted what I thought was a deceptive image of J Lopez, here.

That picture reminded me of another actress, but I couldn't remember who until just now.

Here she is. Name...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-28-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5,677
Views: 131,675
Posted By wmcclain
Correct. Review: The Killers (1946). ...

Correct. Review: The Killers (1946).



Cute? Moi? It could have been but wasn't. I reviewed that one here: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982).

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-28-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 197,521
Posted By wmcclain
The Killers (1946)...

The Killers (1946) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038669/), directed by Robert Siodmak.

The first 11 minutes follows Hemingway's short story closely: two thugs arrive at a small town diner looking...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-28-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5,677
Views: 131,675
Posted By wmcclain
Name that movie: Answer: The Killers...

Name that movie:

Answer:


The Killers (1946)


http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=691186&stc=1&d=1430231358
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-27-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5,677
Views: 131,675
Posted By wmcclain
That's Rose McGowan in the image: ...

That's Rose McGowan in the image:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Rose_McGowan_%287532827442%29.jpg/220px-Rose_McGowan_%287532827442%29.jpg

Not much to say for this...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   04-26-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 63
Posted By wmcclain
Presumably you can mute the sound on the display....

Presumably you can mute the sound on the display. There is a way to turn the volume down, right?

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-26-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,677
Views: 131,675
Posted By wmcclain
Name this movie. Answer: Conan the...

Name this movie.

Answer:


Conan the Barbarian (2011)


-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-26-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 48,915
Posted By wmcclain
I did very brief reviews of all the Lewton...

I did very brief reviews of all the Lewton thrillers a few years ago (as in The Seventh Victim (1943)) and keep meaning to go back and give them more extended treatments.

Did you know he and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-26-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 106,922
Posted By wmcclain
I don't have any inside info, but I suspect the...

I don't have any inside info, but I suspect the studio powers hate media players, figuring them to be appliances for pirates. They can exert great pressure on a Blu-ray player manufacturer like OPPO....
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   04-26-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 63
Posted By wmcclain
Welcome to AVSForum. Could you use HDMI for...

Welcome to AVSForum.

Could you use HDMI for video and the stereo outputs for sound? Or does the player mute the stereo audio when HDMI is connected?

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-26-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5,677
Views: 131,675
Posted By wmcclain
Correct. Review: The Believers (1987). -Bill

Correct. Review: The Believers (1987).

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-26-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 48,915
Posted By wmcclain
The Believers (1987)...

The Believers (1987) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092632/), directed by John Schlesinger.

Strange doings with black magic in New York City. Spooky Afro-Caribbean immigrants are sacrificing...
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